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Assistance programs Alexander County North Carolina.

A few charities, government organizations and non-profits (as listed below) may be able to help struggling families in the Alexander County region. There are free food pantries for groceries, holiday meals or clothes. Or get help with rent, utility bills or a security deposit from local charities. Churches offer financial help and free stuff, the government runs cash assistance programs, and free medical care is available from community clinics.

Places to get help with bills, food and more in Alexander County

The leading non-profit is the Blue Ridge Community Action, Inc. Several programs are available for low income and working poor families in the region.

  • Information and referrals are widely available. The agency reaches out to the low-income in the community by offering them access to and help in applying for a variety of financial assistance programs. Case managers will also pro-actively identify families in need of financial help or government grant money and link those families with the appropriate resources that are offered directly by BRCA and/or other non-profit agency resources. They also advocate on behalf of the poor.
  • Family Needs Assessments is a service that help community social workers determine your exact needs, family goals, and also your eligibility for local assistance programs. Qualified clients who receive help will also be closely tracked through a centralized intake and data collection system. Staff from Blue Ridge Community Action have will provide low-income families in Alexander County with rental assistance, money for housing, and government services.
  • Weatherization Assistance is a key program. This federal program, which can help fix a house, is offered for poor and low income residents in Alexander county. Some examples of the assistance provided includes repairs to homes to conserve energy, help for lowering utility bills, and the upgrades can also even make homes more comfortable. It can stop air leaks, patch up homes, improve roofs, and similar actions. Find details on weatherization programs.
  • Any type of housing, rent or utility help, food, or other aid offered is usually combined with Self-Sufficiency. This provides individuals with case management and other support services that are necessary to move families above the poverty guidelines and to gain long term self-sufficiency. Then, as part of this process, clients are linked with needed resources, such as job training or credit repair, to assure success.




  • Other program services are offered in an effort to direct families and help them achieve a greater sense of authority. The community action agency will offer workshops, training and presentations that include financial literacy, employability skills, debt reduction, and budgeting sessions.
  • Affordable housing and rental units are available in the region, including Alexander County. The non-profit BRCA provides affordable units to income eligible families, including senior citizens, single moms and the disabled in Alexander County. The organization will also link qualified families to additional services. All apartments and low income units also meet energy conservation standards, thereby reducing tenant utility bills.
  • The Heating Appliance Repair and Replacement can support families with no heating system or adequate air conditioning for the summer months. It may have free fans and also be combined with weatherization. There is also information on the federal LIHEAP energy assistance.

Call the Taylorsville Blue Ridge Community Action, Inc. at (828) 438-6255. They are a regional poverty fighting organization. Learn more financial help from Blue Ridge Community Action.

Christian Crisis Center can provide assistance as well. Look into free clothing, food, hot meals and financial assistance (such as rent) to families in crisis. There are funds to help people due to unemployment, disaster, fire, domestic violence, or reduction in work hours can’t pay their bills.

  • The charity can also help people facing a medical bill, accident or surgery. The disabled, elderly and those waiting on disability are eligible for government and non-profit food assistance monthly, including SNAP. Also eligible for help from this agency are those who retain a food voucher from DSS who are in need of assistance. Address is 215 5th Av SW, Taylorsville, North Carolina 28681, dial (828) 632-0022.

Alexander County Department of Social Services is a leading government organization. Low-income families and those living in poverty can apply for benefits. Programs include public assistance such as Medicaid or SNAP food stamps (Food and Nutrition Services Food Stamps). There are applications to low-income energy bill assistance including from LIHEAP as well as free money from the government from WorkFirst/TANF.

  • The organization offers other support, including information on SSI disability or unemployment. They also help arrange for day care assistance to working parents and Meals on Wheel food delivery for the homebound. The main location is 604 7th St SW, Taylorsville, NC 28681. Phone: (828) 632-1080, dial (828) 632-1080. Other public assistance programs are available in North Carolina.





Stony Point Christian Ministry helps the poor, homeless and single mothers in Alexander County. The charity may have financial assistance for bills, including rent or electric. There are also free gently used clothing programs, school supplies, and groceries/meals. Call the church at (704) 585-6521, and the location is 231 Ruritan Park Rd, Stony Point, NC 28678.

The Salvation Army, Taylorsville Family Store sells bargains to the public and also has emergency help, including for light bills or clothes. Or get free food, including holiday meal baskets. They also have adult rehab services, education support, and counseling from 226 Westgate Dr, Taylorsville, NC 28681. Phone: (828) 632-3832, or find other NC Salvation Army emergency assistance programs.


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